The Blue Sword (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Blue Sword Harry, bored with her sheltered life in the remote orange-growing colony of Daria, discovers magic in herself when she is kidnapped by a native king with mysterious power
- Published: 01 November 2000
- Format: Paperback 272 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780141309750 ISBN 10: 014130975X
- Sales rank: 19,524
Reviews for The Blue Sword
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It's magic, but not as we know it.
I first read this book at least eight years ago. I found it at the library, and went to my local book store and had them order it in for me. This is the story of Harry Crewe who finds herself leaving home after the death of her father, and entrusted in the care of her brother Richard - who she has not seen for several years. Soon after arriving in Damar, the outpost Richard is posted to, strange and interesting things begin to happen, and she soon finds herself caught up in events that will change everything.
In more recent novels, magic has become something of a tool. Take Harry Potter for example, it's a you do this, you say that, and the pin has turned into a duck. In this book, magic is more an uncertain force that can make you act, even if you are most unwilling.
This is an excellently realistic fantasy novel, with a heroine you can be proud of - she is not one of these wussy heroines who seem to populate so many novels. The world is expertly created, no need to suspend your disbelief here, you do so automatically as everything seems perfectly reasonable and believable as you read it. The book is rich in detail, and as it continues, draws you in until you are completely absorbed. I believe the first time I read this, I read it cover to cover in a day (thankfully it was a weekend, otherwise my teachers might have had something to say about that). by Julie Cooke